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Vernonia x 'Southern Cross' - Ironweed from Pleasant Run Nursery

Vernonia x 'Southern Cross'

Ironweed

‘Southern Cross’ Ironweed is a natural Vernonia cross, found by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens. It is taller than ‘Iron Butterfly’ and has somewhat larger green leaves, but the purple flowers are just as showy and plentiful. Vernonia x ‘Southern Cross’ provides great color to late summer and early fall gardens. It also is an important food source for bees and other pollinators, while also being deer resistant. The attractive fine foliage looks similar to Amsonia hubrichtii.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

48 Inches

Bloom Color

Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Habit: Compact
Native
Bloom Time
Fall
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Similar Plants to Vernonia x 'Southern Cross'
Tatarian Daisy Aster tataricus 'Jin-dai'
Tatarian Daisy
Arkansas Amsonia Amsonia hubrichtii
Arkansas Amsonia
Narrowleaf Ironweed Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
Narrowleaf Ironweed